Damp Proofing Saltash

Saltash Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Saltash Cornwall (PL12): Damp problems in your house in Saltash don't only look unattractive, but they can also trigger major structural and health problems as well. More serious problems can also be concealed beneath patches of damp and peeling wallpaper, and could cost you 1000's of pounds to fix if not solved speedily. If you've got a problem such as this there is not much that you can do to resolve it yourself, and the best course of action is to call in a certified Saltash damp proofing specialist to carry out an evaluation and suggest possible solutions.

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When considering dampness in Saltash homes, there are essentially 3 main classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The following article describes the causes of such damp issues in Saltash, and the various ways of preventing and solving them.


Common external factors that can lead to penetrating damp in your home include: cavity wall issues, cracks in brickwork, broken roof tiles and defective guttering. From within, it can be triggered by overflowing sinks or baths, burst or dripping pipes and damaged shower trays. If left uncontrolled, broken or blistering plaster, damp dark patches on walls and peeling or bubbling paintwork, will be the visible signs of water seeping into the woodwork and walls.

If you've got a leaking roof and it's been left untreated for an extended period of time, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Wet rot does not spread into your brickwork, but having it can mean that in the worst case your roof timbers become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. If a black fungus starts to appear on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to the touch, you might have a case of wet rot.

The means of prevention can be fairly basic, for example repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks and examining pipes for leaks. If you use the expert services of a knowledgeable Saltash damp proofing specialist, they will check all these elements as a part of your all round damp proofing program.


Condensation Damp Saltash UK (01752)

Condensation is super easy to spot and a common form of damp in many homes in Saltash. When cooler surfaces make contact with moist, warm air, tiny water droplets form on those cold surfaces. It's an issue because of inadequate ventilation in areas where there's high humidity, i.e. kitchens, boiler rooms and bathrooms.

To reduce condensation problems, easy solutions include ensuring you have enough ventilation in the worst affected areas, and wiping away any water droplets as they arise. The necessary steps may involve the installation or upgrading of extractor fans, air bricks and cooker hoods, with the purpose of redirecting damp air outside of your home in Saltash.

The best way to identify the main areas that exacerbate the situation, is to get an in-depth damp proofing survey done by a reliable Saltash specialist. With some properties moist air is sucked in from the outside, plainly making things even worse. Airflow needs to be properly regulated to successfully control condensation, and a competent damp proofing specialist will offer advice and solutions on this topic.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course or membrane has been compulsory in all homes constructed in the UK. You might not have a damp proof course installed on your home in Saltash if it was built prior to this period. If your home was constructed after this year, but you're still experiencing rising damp problems, it could be that your damp proof course or membrane has been impaired.

Although rather difficult to distinguish, "tide marks" on walls, crumbling or rotten skirtings and white powdery deposits forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. If you see or think you might have any of these signs, it is possible that you've got a problem with rising damp.

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Just checking your exterior walls to see if you have a damp course can be one step towards managing your rising damp. For adequate protection it needs to be 150mm (approximately 6 inches) above ground level. You could dig the surrounding ground away to create this gap if it is currently not sufficient, or you could install a higher damp proof membrane (DPM) if the first option isn't feasible.

If your damp proof course is in order and the gap from the ground isn't the root cause of the problem, moisture might be coming up through your floors and into your walls, which could be a more problematic issue.

Saltash damp proofing technicians will quickly be able to establish the root cause of your rising damp, and using a number of procedures will quickly resolve the problem. A damp proofing cream (such as Permaguard) can be injected into your walls if you've got a somewhat older property with no damp proof course, or it is damaged over a substantial area. This calls for the drilling of holes at evenly spaced intervals along the brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill the spaces behind the brickwork.

In situations where damp proofing cream is not a satisfactory treatment, or when the membrane is too seriously damaged, putting in a new damp proof course may be neccessary. This is taking repair work to the extreme, but it could be the only answer to your damp problems.

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For minimal areas of membrane damage, yet another potential remedy would be to coat with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion paint. This is applied beneath your current floor coverings, so carpeting, wood flooring and tiles will need to be lifted before any work can be done. Also used as an integral part of the tanking procedure to create a waterproof room, this is a particularly efficacious treatment in cellars. Before the bitumen coating has dried completely, your Saltash damp proofing expert may recommend laying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for additional protection.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a cellar or below ground space, is the process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint. As this waterproof coating must be applied on the bare surface of floors and walls, any wall coverings and plaster must be taken off before any work can commence, and the relevant surfaces prepared properly. Once this paint has been applied and is dry, it is then possible to replaster any wall surfaces and decorate over the top of it. You should invariably get more than one expert opinion on whether this really is the only remedy for your rising damp issues, as this is a highly disruptive process because it needs to be applied to a whole ground floor or basement level of a property.


To help with problems with condensation, you can always try dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are pretty effectual. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers simply hide the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, there are disadvantages to this solution. A certified damp proofing specialist in Saltash will be happy to advise on possible solutions if you're suffering from mould or damp in any part of your home.


The most reliable recommendations for local professionals with regards to home improvement projects are generally friends and relations. Always get at least 3 or 4 different estimates from various companies, and if in any doubt you should ask to look at professional memberships and accreditations, before employing any damp proofing services.

Keep an eye out for qualifications and membership from trade bodies such as the Property Care Association or the Damp Proofing Association, or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) professional qualifications.

You can be sure that your damp proofing specialist is well qualified and has the necessary experience to provide a high quality damp proof service, if they are members of either the DPA or PCA. It also offers guarantees on any work undertaken by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing can be carried out in Saltash and also nearby in: Botusfleming, Burraton Combe, Hatt, Forder, Trematon, South Pill, Pillaton, St Mellion, Moditonham, St Stephens, Pillmere, Trehan, Torpoint, Plymouth, Carkeel, Latchbrook, Lower Burraton, as well as in these postcodes PL12 4AN, PL12 4DG, PL12 4DD, PL12 4DP, PL12 4DF, PL12 4ES, PL12 4QF, PL12 4BS, PL12 4DZ, PL12 4PX. Local Saltash damp proofing specialist will likely have the postcode PL12 and the telephone dialling code 01752.

Saltash Damp Proofing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Saltash damp proof specialist including leak detection, damp proofing a garage, rising damp solutions Saltash, plaster replacement, damp proofing services, solving condensation problems, wood rot treatment, rendering repairs, wet rot treatments, commercial damp proofing, timber treatments in Saltash, damp proofing concrete floors Saltash, flood defence, damp treatments Saltash, cellar damp proofing Saltash, damp proofing floors, cavity wall tie replacement, condensation solutions Saltash, mould treatment in Saltash, cementitious tanking, solving mould problems in Saltash, chemical DPC injection, residential damp proofing, structural waterproofing, damp proofing brickwork, landlord damp proofing services in Saltash, damp surveys, pressure grouting, and more.

Cornwall Damp Proofing Enquiries

Cornwall Damp Proofing Enquiries

Recent Cornwall damp proofing job posts: Abubakr Wiltshire recently requested a quotation for clearing up damp problems in Sticker. Una Fraser and Kamran Fraser recently enquired about damp proofing a garage in a terraced house in Carn Brea. Jared Goodwin recently enquired about eliminating condensation and damp problems in St Kew. Travis and Lily-Rose Cole recently asked for an estimate for resolving damp problems in St Keverne. Kaja Hatton recently enquired about eliminating condensation and mould issues in two bedrooms in a terraced house in Lelant. Eren Murray recently asked for an estimate for solving damp problems in a cottage in Lewannick. Jax Leonard and Ayda Leonard recently enquired about getting a price for damp proofing a garage in a detached house in Stratton. Effie and James Houghton recently asked for a quote for fixing damp problems in a cottage in Mevagissey, Cornwall.


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Also find: Latchbrook damp proofing, Torpoint damp proofing, Botusfleming damp proofing, South Pill damp proofing, Plymouth damp proofing, St Mellion damp proofing, Trehan damp proofing, St Stephens damp proofing, Pillmere damp proofing, Hatt damp proofing, Forder damp proofing, Carkeel damp proofing, Burraton Combe damp proofing, Pillaton damp proofing, Lower Burraton damp proofing, Trematon damp proofing, Moditonham damp proofing services and more.

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Around Saltash

In the last twelve months damp proofing surveys were professionally done in these Saltash streets: Warfelton Crescent, Oak Cottage, Trelawney Road, Brookdown Terrace, Maristow Lane, Brunel Heights, Westbourne Terrace, St. Andrews Close, Spencer Gardens, Warfelton Gardens, Long Acre, St. Annes Road, Kilna House, Pollard Close, Warraton Green, Grenfell Avenue, Shillingham Cottage, Tincombe, Kimberley Cottages, Harbour View, The Little White House, Windsor Lane, Marlborough Close, The Bridges, Brooking Way, Barn Park, b Brunel Heights, Gibson House, Burraton Road, and in these Cornwall postcodes: PL12 4AN, PL12 4DG, PL12 4DD, PL12 4DP, PL12 4DF, PL12 4ES, PL12 4QF, PL12 4BS, PL12 4DZ, PL12 4PX.

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(This damp proofing Saltash article was last updated on 21-09-2022)